Table 1 : Area and thickness of paraffin sections, x̄SD (n=12).


  V-RT H-37 H-54

Mean area of sections (mm2) 41.8±7.3 42.3±7.0 42.1±7.0
Mean thickness of sections (µm) 9.82±0.32* 9.67±0.31* 8.34±0.49

V-RT: Each section (thickness set at 10 μm in cutting) floated on slide was immediately
placed vertically at room temperature. H-37: section first put horizontally on hotplate
at 37°C for 20 minutes and then placed vertically at room temperature. H-54: section
put on hotplate at 54°C for 2 hours for a complete drying. *P≤0.05 for comparison with
the group of H-54 (one way repeated measures analysis of variance in combination
with the Student-Newman-Keuls method for multiple comparisons).

Yang et al.Journal of Histology & Histopathology  2016 3:4DOI : 10.7243/2055-091X-3-4